Update: Dec 21 10:00am:
All branches of the Colchester-East Hants Public Library are out of Take-Home COVID-19 rapid testing kits and our role as pick-up location has been paused. We’ll let you know if or when we will be distributing take-home tests once more. Thank you for your patience and understanding with our staff. If you need further information about COVID-19 or testing, please visit the NS Government website here: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/
To help keep gatherings safe over the holidays, public libraries across the province will partner with Nova Scotia Public Health to distribute free Covid-19 rapid test kits. Call your local Library to confirm availability.
These kits are intended for personal, asymptomatic use and are limited to one per person (ages 3+). Each kit contains five rapid tests. Supplies are limited, and only 1 or 2 members of the same household should get a kit.
Once completed, rapid tests provide results in just 15 minutes! Anyone with a positive result needs to self-isolate and book a PCR test at a testing site to confirm the result.
A Library card is not required to pick up the test kits.
Other ways to get tested for Covid-19 include:
Booking a test online if you have symptoms https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en
Getting an asymptomatic test at mobile units or pop-up sites: https://www.nshealth.ca/coronavirus/covid-19-rapid-testing
Getting a test for travel purposes https://www.nshealth.ca/i-need-covid-test-travel